A resurgent Kevin Costner makes another play for big-screen success in his latest movie "Draft Day," returning to the sports genre he has scored big hits with in the past. Directed by Ivan Reitman ("Ghostbusters," "No Strings Attached,") it recounts the day of the draft, the annual high-stakes, high-profile event when major National Football League (NFL) clubs bid for players from college team ranks. Costner's character Sonny is general manager of the Cleveland Browns, facing decisive choices for his club while also in demand with his girlfriend Ali (Jennifer Garner) and mother Barb (Ellen Burstyn). And while his recent films haven't triumphed at the box office, "Draft Day" could score a hit to rival Costner's baseball "trilogy" -- "Bull Durham" (1988), "Field of Dreams" (1989) and "For Love of the Game" (1999).
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary. "Years of Living Dangerously," a nine-part documentary beginning Sunday on CBS Corp's premium cable network Showtime, chronicles the human impact on the global climate and the consequences for humans of climate change. From the disappearing forests of Indonesia to the increasing frequency of California's wildfires and the crippling Texas drought, the documentary wants to put the focus back on an issue that has lost visibility since the days of the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." "This is such a critical time," said James Cameron, best known as director of blockbuster films "Titanic" and "Avatar" and an executive producer on "Years of Living Dangerously." "The devastation to the planet that we'll be experiencing in the next century is really, I think, pretty unfathomable for most people, and I think that what the series can do is to bring it home and make it real, make it real in people terms." To do that, Cameron appealed to well-known Hollywood actors to act as correspondents, including Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Jessica Alba, Michael C. Hall and Arnold Schwarzenegger, also an executive producer on the documentary.
Undercover cops Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) impersonate Spanish-speaking hoodlums to varying degrees of success in a clip from "22 Jump Street." Instead of returning to high school in this sequel to 2012's "21 Jump Street," this time the pair go undercover as college students in order to bust up a crime organization operating under the auspices of a fraternity. In addition to several previous trailers, high spirits on set spilled over into the public realm in November, after Tatum and co. lampooned Jean Claude Van Damme's Volvo ad with a clip named "Jenko's Epic Split." Appearing alongside the two leads will be Ice Cube as commanding officer Captain Dickson, as well as Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreation," Amber Stevens of "Greek," Dave Franco of "Warm Bodies" and Rob Riggle of "Saturday Night Live" and "The Daily Show."
By Billy Cheung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six years after releasing his best-selling autobiography, veteran actor Robert Wagner recalls his early years and favorite haunts in Hollywood in a new memoir, "You Must Remember This." The book, written with Scott Eyman, chronicles not only Wagner's favorite places as he gained fame as a television and film actor but also the historical development of Hollywood and greater Los Angeles prior to becoming a movie-star destination. He is married to actress Jill St John. Wagner's former wife, "West Side Story" actress Natalie Wood, drowned in 1981 at the age of 43. A: My co-author, Scott Eyman, is so knowledgeable about Hollywood and he knows the background.
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of actor Mickey Rooney and his estate are locked in a legal tussle over the remains of the late Hollywood movie star, who left an estate of only $18,000, according to court documents. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Steele will decide at a hearing on Friday whether Rooney's remains will be released from an area mortuary to his wife, Janice Rooney, or to his conservator. The versatile character actor, who was one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1930s, died at age 93 on Sunday from natural causes. He disinherited his wife and all his children in a will dated March 11, leaving his estate to stepson Mark Rooney, who with his wife served as Rooney's caregiver.
"Frozen," the soundtrack to Disney's $1 billion grossing animated film, spent its fourth consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, edging Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer for the top spot. "Frozen," which has ridden the popularity of the film and its hit song "Let It Go" by Broadway actress Idina Menzel, sold 149,000 copies last week to reach 1.9 million in U.S. sales since its release in November 2013, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Album "La Gargola" from rock group Chevelle entered the chart at No. 3 with 45,000 in sales and singer-songwriter Christina Perri's "Head or Heart" debuted at No. 4 with 40,000 in sales. Other new releases in the top 10 include country duo Dan + Shay's debut album "Where It All Began" at No. 6 with 29,000 in sales and bluegrass group Nickel Creek's "A Dotted Line" at No. 7 with 27,000 in sales.
Nintendo announced on Tuesday night that the highly anticipated next-gen installment of Super Smash Bros. will finally release on the 3DS this summer and on the Wii U in fall. Along with the release window, Nintendo also went into detail about the visual enhancements of the multiplatform title, the game’s dedication to the competitive fighting community and the introduction of some new (and not-so-new) faces. Unlike previous games in the series, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U will run at 60 frames per second, although some of the additional in-game features, such as Pokemon and Assist Trophies, will run at 30 fps. Both versions of the game will also feature two separate modes of play: For Fun and For Glory. In For Fun